Jun 10, 2010

The Latest Clergy Appointments

Summer is in the air and a small number of clergy are on the move. This is the time of year when the vast majority of clergy moves take place. As previously mentioned in this space, pastors generally serve between 6 and 12 years in a parish, newly ordained diocesan priests receive their assignments and, due to general pastoral needs, other priests may be in transition.

Compared to recent years, there are relatively few changes this year. Below you'll find the list of clergy appointments, most of which take effect the first week of July.

Appointed as Pastor:
Fr. Jorge Aviles, Ste Croix, Lafontaine
Fr. Keith Callaghan, St. Philip the Apostle, Oshawa
Fr. Vito Marziliano, St. Nicholas of Bari, Toronto

Appointed as Administrator:
Fr. Roselle Cyrille Azares, St. Elizabeth Seton, Newmarket
Fr. Brian Clough, St. Edith Stein, Toronto
Fr. Oswin Fernandes, St. Joseph, Beaverton
Fr. James Saginario, Sacred Heart, Port McNicoll

Appointed Associate Pastor:
Fr. Bernard Alphonsus, St. Wilfrid, Toronto
Fr. Luis Calleja, Our Lady of Grace, Aurora
Fr. Kim D’Souza, St. Anne, Brampton
Fr. Silvio Eljuga, St. Mary Immaculate, Richmond Hill
Fr. Landorff Garcia Mariona, St. Mary of the Angels, Toronto
Fr. Donatello Iocco, St. Clare of Assisi, Woodbridge
Fr. Leo Llames, St. Patrick, Markham
Fr. Bartlomiej Palczewski, Blessed Sacrament, Toronto
Fr. Pierre Robitaille, St. John, Toronto (Kingston Road)
Fr. Luc Samba, St. Elizabeth Seton, Newmarket
Fr. Krzysztof Stabrawa, Our Lady of the Airways, Mississauga
Fr. Callistus St. Louis, St. Anselm, Toronto
Fr. Carlos Troya Acosta, St. Clare, Toronto
Fr. Pawel Zborowski, St. Bernadette, Ajax

We pray for all those who serve the church and especially for those taking on new assignments this summer. May the welcoming hand of hospitality be present in their new spiritual and pastoral home.

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Anonymous said...

What is the difference between a Pastor and an Administrator??

Neil said...

Good question and in many ways, dependent on the circumstances. An administrator may be a temporary assignment in the case where a pastor has had to depart for sickness or other reason.

In most cases it is a transitory assignment but in some cases could be a case where a priest has responsibility for more than one parish or there is a unique set of pastoral needs. Hope this helps clarify.